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The main stage, September 22, 1998, Great Woods, Mansfield, Massachusetts.

Lilith Fair is a concert tour and traveling music festival, founded by Canadian musician Sarah McLachlan, Nettwerk Music Group's Dan Fraser and Terry McBride, and New York talent agent Marty Diamond, which took place during the summers of 1997 to 1999. Its website says that it will return in 2010. It consisted solely of female solo artists and female-led bands. In its 3 years, Lilith Fair raised over $10M for women's charities throughout North America, helping to pave the way for female musicians the world over.

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History

In 1996, Sarah McLachlan became frustrated with concert promoters and radio stations that refused to feature two female musicians in a row.[1] Bucking conventional industry wisdom, she booked a successful tour for herself and Paula Cole. At least one of their appearances together - in McLachlan's home town, on September 14, 1996 - went by the name "Lilith Fair" and included performances by McLachlan, Cole, Lisa Loeb and Michelle McAdorey, formerly of Crash Vegas.

The next year, McLachlan founded the Lilith Fair tour, taking Lilith from the medieval Jewish legend that Lilith was Adam's first wife.

In 1997, Lilith Fair garnered a $16 million gross, making it the top-grossing of any touring festival.[1] Among all concert tours for that year, it was the 16th highest grossing.[1]

Because of its all-female line up, the festival received several pejorative nicknames, including "Breast-fest" and "Girlapalooza".[2][3]

Now, Lilith Fair is gearing up to tour again in 2010, back with many of the artists that have previously played, along with some newcomers.

Performers

1997

The artists appearing at Lilith Fair varied by date (with McLachlan the only artist to play all dates). Appearances were organized into three stages.

Main Stage artists

Second Stage artists

Village Stage artists

Almost all Village Stage artists performed only one or two dates. Many of them won slots on the bill in a series of local talent searches in their home cities.

Dates and venues

Saturday July 5 George, WA The Gorge
Sunday July 6 Salem, OR L.B. Day Amphitheatre
Tuesday July 8 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Wednesday July 9 Irvine, CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Thursday July 10 Phoenix, AZ Blockbuster Desert Sky
Saturday July 12 Winter Park, CO Winter Park Music Festival
Monday July 14 Bonner Spring, KS Sandstone Amphitheatre
Tuesday July 15 Maryland Heights, MO Riverport Amphitheatre
Thursday July 17 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Friday July 18 Clarkston, MI Pine Knob Music Theatre
Saturday July 19 Clarkston, MI Pine Knob Music Theatre
Sunday July 20 Canandaigua, NY Finger Lakes P.A.C.
Tuesday July 22 Mansfield, MA Great Woods Center
Thursday July 24 Hartford, CT Meadows Music Theatre
Friday July 25 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach
Saturday July 26 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sunday July 27 Camden, NJ Blockbuster
Tuesday July 29 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post
Wednesday July 30 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Pavilion
Thursday July 31 Charlotte, NC Blockbuster Pavilion
Friday August 1 Atlanta, GA Coca Cola Lakewood
Sunday August 3 Woodlands, TX Woodlands
Monday August 4 Dallas, TX Starplex
Wednesday August 6 Antioch, TN Starwood Amphitheatre
Thursday August 7 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Friday August 8 Noblesville, IN Deer Creek Music Center
Saturday August 9 Chicago, IL The World
Sunday August 10 Columbus, OH Polaris Amphitheatre
Tuesday August 12 Burgettstown, PA Star Lake
Wednesday August 13 Scranton, PA Montage Mountain
Friday August 15 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
Saturday August 16 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
Sunday August 17 Montreal, QC Stade Du Maurier
Tuesday August 19 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
Wednesday August 20 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park
Friday August 22 Calgary, AB McMahon Stadium
Sunday August 24 Vancouver, BC Thunderbird Stadium

1998

The artists appearing at Lilith Fair varied by date (with McLachlan the only artist to play all dates).[4] Appearances were organized into three stages.

Main Stage artists

Second Stage artists

Village Stage artists

Almost all Village Stage artists performed only one or two dates. Many of them won slots on the bill in a series of local talent searches in their home cities.

Dates and venues

Friday June 19 Portland, OR Civic Stadium
Saturday June 20 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
Sunday June 21 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
Tuesday June 23 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Wednesday June 24 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Friday June 26 Del Mar, CA Del Mar Farigrounds
Saturday June 27 Pasadena, CA Rose Bowl
Sunday June 28 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
Monday June 29 Bernalillo, NM New Mexico Wine Festival
Wednesday July 1 Oklahoma City, OK All Sports Stadium
Thursday July 2 Bonner Springs, KS Sandstone Amphitheatre
Saturday July 4 Noblesville, IN Deer Creek
Sunday July 5 Columbus, OH Polaris Amphitheatre
Monday July 6 Clarkston, MI Pine Knob Music Theatre
Tuesday July 7 Clarkston, MI Pine Knob Music Theatre
Wednesday July 8 Clarkston, MI Pine Knob
Friday July 10 Rochester, NY Finger Lakes
Saturday July 11 Hartford, CT Meadows Music Theatre
Sunday July 12 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Monday July 13 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Wednesday July 15 Jones Beach Theater Jones Beach Theatre
Thursday July 16 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater|Jones Beach Theater
Friday July 17 Camden, NJ Blockbuster-Sony Entertainment Center
Saturday July 18 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavillion
Sunday July 19 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavillion
Tuesday July 21 Virginia Beach, VA GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
Wednesday July 22 Raleigh, NC Hardee’s Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Thursday July 23 Charlotte, NC Blockbuster Pavillion
Friday July 24 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre
Sunday July 26 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Monday July 27 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds
Wednesday July 29 Houston, TX Woodlands Pavillion
Thursday July 30 Houston, TX Woodlands Pavillion
Friday July 31 Austin, TX South Park Meadows
Saturday August 1 Dallas, TX Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre
Monday August 3 Nashville, TN Starwood Amphitheatre
Tuesday August 4 St. Louis, MO Riverport Amphitheatre
Wednesday August 5 Chicago, IL new World Music Theatre
Thursday August 6 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Saturday August 8 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sunday August 9 Pittsburgh, PA Star Lake Amphitheatre
Monday August 10 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium
Tuesday August 11 Mansfield, MA Great Woods
Wednesday August 12 Mansfield, MA Great Woods
Friday August 14 Ottawa, ON Lansdowne Park
Saturday August 15 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
Sunday August 16 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
Monday August 17 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Theme Park & Camping Resort
Wednesday August 19 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
Thursday, August 20 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
Friday August 21 Minneapolis, MN Canterbury Park
Sunday August 23 Denver, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
Tuesday August 25 Park City, UT The Canyons/Wolf Mountain Ski Resort
Wednesday August 26 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
Friday August 28 Calgary, AB McMahon Stadium
Saturday August 29 Edmonton, AB Commonwealth Stadium
Monday August 31 Vancouver, BC Thunderbird Stadium

1999

The artists appearing at Lilith Fair varied by date (with McLachlan the only artist to play all dates).[4] Appearances were organized into three stages.

Main Stage artists

Second Stage artists

Village Stage artists

Almost all Village Stage artists performed only one or two dates. Many of them won slots on the bill in a series of local talent searches in their home cities.

Dates and venues

Thursday July 8 Vancouver, BC Thunderbird Stadium
Friday July 9 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
Saturday July 10 George, WA The Gorge
Sunday July 11 Portland, OR Civic Stadium
Tuesday July 13 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Wednesday July 14 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Friday July 16 San Diego, CA Coors Amphitheatre
Saturday July 17 Pasadena, CA Rose Bowl
Sunday July 18 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
Tuesday July 20 Austin, TX South Park Meadows
Wednesday July 21 Dallas, TX Starplex Amphitheatre
Friday July 23 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
Saturday July 24 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
Sunday July 25 Nashville, TN First American Music Center
Tuesday July 27 Charlotte, North Carolina Blockbuster Pavilion
Wednesday July 28 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Friday July 30 Philadelphia, PA Entertainment Center
Saturday July 31 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Sunday August 1 Canandaigua, NY Performing Arts Centre at Finger Lakes Community College
Tuesday August 3 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday August 4 Hartford, CT Meadows Music Theatre
Friday August 6 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Theater
Saturday August 7 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sunday August 8 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Tuesday August 10 Columbus, OH Polaris Amphitheater
Wednesday August 11 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Friday August 13 Pittsburgh, PA Star Lake Amphitheatre
Saturday August 14 Detroit, MI Pine Knob
Sunday August 15 Detroit, MI Pine Knob
Tuesday August 17 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Wednesday August 18 Indianapolis, IN Deer Creek Music Center
Thursday August 19 Chicago, IL World Music Theater
Saturday August 21 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
Sunday August 22 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
Tuesday August 24 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
Wednesday August 25 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park
Thursday August 26 Bonner Springs, KS Sandstone Amphitheatre
Saturday August 28 Denver, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
Sunday August 29 Denver, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
Tuesday August 31 Edmonton, AB Commonwealth Stadium

2010 Revival

In an April 25, 2009 Twitter post, Nettwerk founder Terry McBride has confirmed that Lilith Fair will be relaunched in 2010. A two-week tour in Britain and Europe has been announced, though details are still unknown. The North America tour has just been announced at http://www.lilithfair.com/ with a short listing of cities, but only selected dates at this time:

Jul 2 - Portland, OR - The Amphitheater at Clark County
Jul 3 - Seattle/George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre
Jul 17 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul 20 - Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
Jul 24 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Jul 27 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
Aug 8 - Atlanta, GA - Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Aug 10 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre

According to "The Heart Gallery" website [5], Heart will be joining Lilith Fair for the following dates:

7/15/2010 - Kansas City, MO
7/17/2010 - Chicago, IL
7/18/2010 - Minneapolis, MN

According to an email sent out by the Missy Higgins listserve on January 25, 2010, she will perform at Lilith on the following dates:

July
28th - Philadelphia, PA
30th - Boston, MA
31st - New York, NY

August
1st - Hartford, CT
3rd - Washington, DC

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